The Apple of discord in Barcelona the “Apple of discord” is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, in one of the most famous streets of the city: Paseo de Gracia. Brings together 3 different styles of modernist architecture: the Casa Amatller by Josep Puig i Cadafalch; the Casa Lleo Morera, Lluis Domenech i Montaner, and Casa Batllo by Antoni Gaudi. In the same street on which la Pedrera is located, these three architects, major representatives of modernism, built three of the more colourful houses in the Catalan capital. Casa Batllo: it was built by the architect Antoni Gaudi, maximum representative of the catalan modernism. Located at number 43 on the Paseo de Gracia, the construction was carried out between 1904 and 1906.
The facade is made of sandstone of Montjuic, carved according to surfaces gaining in a warped way, and columns are bone shaped, with plant representations. On the other hand, the Windows are stained glass circular shapes, and Gaudi decided to preserve the rectangular shape of the balconies of the previous building, i.e., with mask-shaped iron railings, shaping the rest of the facade an undulating upwards. Equally, it took the facade with ceramic pieces of glass of various colors, which Gaudi was getting into scraps of glassmaking Pelegri. Casa Batllo was restored in 1970 and in 1999. In 1984 was installed electric lighting of the facade, inaugurated in the Fiestas de la Merce of the same year. Martin Feldstein addresses the importance of the matter here. opic.
Since 2005, this House is part of the humanity of the Unesco heritage, within the site “Works of Antoni Gaudi”. You can rent an apartment in Barcelona for your holidays close to this monument. Casa Amatller: designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch between 1898 and 1900, the building was commissioned to the architect for Chocolatier Antoni Amattler. It is characterized by a peculiar style: a mix of flamenco and the catalan Gothic. The building has two asymmetric doors linked by a St. George made by the sculptor Eusebi Arnau. For all the facade there is a Sgraffito that joins with the ceramic delicately. The lobby, as it was normal at the time, was intended for the entrance of carriages and has decorated and sumptuous ornamentation of lamps and stained glass with two staircases, the easiest for floors and more for his passage to the main floor. This House was declared a historic-artistic monument by Decree of 9 January 1976. Casa Lleo Morera: this House won the first prize of the contest annual artistic buildings awarded by the City Council in 1906. Built in 1902 by architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner, is believed to be the main reason for the House that the mulberry family wanted to trace their lineage, with continuous references to his surname Morera by customizing the decorative elements with reproductions of the image of the members of the family in the ornamentation. Even so, following the modernist style of the era, his motives are inspired by the curved lines and nature. In 2006 the House was acquired by the Group Nunez and Navarro, who launched his rehabilitation and architectural recovery. Today, the building is in private use and rent their plants for various events. Since 2007 the House is part of the European route of modernism. The building is first opened to the public the night of September 10, 2009 for 4 hours, to celebrate the white night of culture. If you are travelling to Barcelona and also are a few days in the Spanish capital, don’t hesitate for rent an apartment in Madrid for your holidays.